Potatoes after being baked

Potato Recipes for the Outdoors

Potatoes are a hearty ingredient that has a special place in food history. There are over 4,000 varieties spread across the world.

Each variety of potato's characteristics help decide what its best cooking method is. Waxy potatoes are better for boiling and mashing. Starchy potatoes that are floury or mealy are best for baking and frying. Varieties also vary in size, color, and flavor.

Potatoes are a great camping ingredient and are used in a wide range of recipes including baked potatoes, stuffed potatoes, mashed potatoes, chips, fries, wedges, cottage pie, gnocchi, hash browns, Hasselbeck potatoes, potato salad, poutine, rosti, and stovies.